Dr. Brad Shook, DC, BCIM, CSCS, NSCA-CPT – Offering Integrative Medicine, Functional Neurology, Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Brad Shook is board certified in integrative medicine (BCIM), is a chiropractic physician, and concentrates his practice in helping people with chronic health problems. Most of Dr. Shook’s patients have tried the traditional medical model without success. Many of Dr. Shook’s patients report that they feel as if, “the doctor didn’t listen to me, and just wrote me a prescription and tried to get me in and out as fast as possible.” Unfortunately medical physicians today are strapped for time, constrained by insurance companies, and are forced into a system of practicing medicine that they never envisioned or wanted. Medicine today is more about getting you out of a crisis so that you don’t die, or trying to slow a degenerative disease process so that you live longer. the problem is that the latter approach is more about “managing” a disease process like diabetes for example, rather than trying to help the person address the root, or cause of the problem, and develop a strategy with lifestyle and temporary nutritional support to get their life back. In medicine today there is no time, and frankly no training placed on identifying the drivers of disease processes that are chronic in nature. It is our goal to treat the root causes of disease processes, not just the symptoms.
In order to help himself with psoriasis (an autoimmune condition) and irritable bowel syndrome, Dr. Shook began the study of functional medicine in 2005. What he discovered was that he had diseases that medicine didn’t know how to help, so he set out to learn why he was having these problems. Dr. Shook began training in functional medicine with world-renowned specialist, Dr. Datis Kharrazian, author of the book “Why do I still thyroid symptoms, when my lab tests are normal?” Dr. Kharrazian is widely recognized as a leader in the non-drug treatment of autoimmune conditions, peripheral neuropathy, thyroid conditions, type II diabetes, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain and chronic metabolic conditions. Dr. Shook continued his training through Functional Medicine University and numerous continuing education seminars. Currently Dr. Shook is perusing multiple certifications and diplomates in functional medicine and functional neurology, requiring him to dedicate hundreds of hours of his time each year away from his family and practice. Because he has been fortunate to have the mentors, teachers and personal support in his life, Dr. Shook has been able to help himself, family members, and many patients suffering with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
Dr. Shook has been treating patients since 2006. He received his Bachelors’s degree from Appalachian State University and his Doctorate from Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Shook is selective in the patients that he accepts for care. He only takes on patients that he feels have a good chance of having success with the type of care that he offers. An application process is required to see if prospective patients are candidates for care. Dr. Shook consults with patients around the world, and is available by phone or Skype video call. Click here to learn more about becoming a patient.